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Subject: Re: Difficulty in knowing wheterh I'm recording or not

Re: Difficulty in knowing wheterh I'm recording or not

From: vincent <vinnroc_at_optonline.net>
Date: 2004-12-23

ditto!!!!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rocker" <rocker@shaw.ca>
To: "Glenn at home" <GlennErvin@cableone.net>; "Rockbox development"
<rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2004 9:31 PM
Subject: Re: Difficulty in knowing wheterh I'm recording or not

> Glen wrote:
> So that is why we greatly appreciate all the efforts put into making these
> units accessible.
>
> Dam straight! I have begun to take my talking box for granted. Every
once
> and a while I pause to reflect on the beauty of it all. What a privilege
it
> is to have an off the shelf product made accessible by people who
certainly
> did not have to do it. All I can say is we blind rockboxers have truly
> benefited by the efforts of the crew. You people have done a great
service!
>
> OK...Time to put away the crying towel and go listen to some pirated
> Metalica! lol!
>
> Merry Christmas to you all...rocker
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Glenn at home" <GlennErvin@cableone.net>
> To: "Rockbox development" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
> Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2004 6:13 PM
> Subject: Re: Difficulty in knowing wheterh I'm recording or not
>
>
> As folks can tell, this kind of technique works, but hap hazardly, if you
> are in a loud environment, or if you want to listen to the program. Many
of
> us Blind folk have found some work-arounds which work for many things, but
> often it involvs a lot of human memory usage, or not getting the full
> potential out of a product.
> So that is why we greatly appreciate all the efforts put into making these
> units accessible.
> I was using my unit before any voice features were available outside of
the
> folder names, but I have too many other things to keep in my thoughts than
> the number of arrows to get around in my MP3 player.
> Thanks to all.
> Glenn
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dj Paddy" <dj.paddy@ntlworld.com>
> To: "Rockbox development" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
> Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2004 10:25 PM
> Subject: Re: Difficulty in knowing wheterh I'm recording or not
>
>
> Hi there. I hope I can be of some help here.
>
> For the noises from the hard drive.
>
> Set your playback volume to 79% and this will prevent either the internal
or
> if you're using one an external microphone picking up the spinning noise
as
> the drive buffers. Which is what the funny squeels are that you and your
> wife heard.
>
> This is what I've found works from my personal experience using the Unit.
>
> I know what you're saying about thinking your recording when you're not.
>
> I am also a blind user.
>
> I use the unit to record my lectures on my computer science degree in
> University.
>
> I do the following to check to make sure I'm recording.
>
> Once you've pushed play on start recording the drive spins.
>
> If you push it again it may or may not spin. However, every minute or so
if
> you have the drive in your hand you'll feel a small vibration from the
drive
> whilst it buffers during recording. This can be very slight depending on
> what drive you have. But it is a way I use to check every so often it's
> still recording.
>
> I hope this is of some help.
>
> Barry
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jerry Van Baren" <gerald.vanbaren@smiths-aerospace.com>
> To: "Rockbox development" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
> Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2004 8:53 PM
> Subject: Re: Difficulty in knowing wheterh I'm recording or not
>
>
> > Kathy Szinnyey/Fred Otto wrote:
> >> ...hook the remote control port up to your ear-lobe and generate a
small
> >> electric shock - LOL Ouch!
> >>
> >> Okay, so yous guys are just about the coolest hacks I know. Okay,
> > > so maybe my flattery won't get me anywhere, but I do hope you all
> > > think about this some more. I'd just like to know, as a totally
> > > blind person, whether I'm recording or paused. It's such a sad
> > > moment in my day when I think I've pressed that play button twice
> > > only to discover somehow I still wasn't recording!
> >>
> >> On another subect . . . Why do we sometimes get weird sounds from
> > > the hard drive during a recording? My husband and I were recording
> > > a performance, and we went back to listen to it, there were a couple
> > > of odd squeals that came from out of nowhere. Seemed to somehow be
> > > coming from the hard drive.
> >>
> >> Thanks for all your help and for all the interesting discussion.
> >>
> >> Kathy Szinnyey
> >> _______________________________________________
> >> http://cool.haxx.se/mailman/listinfo/rockbox
> >
> > It would take a non-trivial hardware mod (DISCLAIMER: I have not looked
at
> > the motor specs to verify that this would work)...
> >
> > If you removed the red LED and fed the wires out the case (perhaps use
the
> > 4th connection on the line in jack (?) -- the "digital out" line), you
> > could connect a pager vibration motor to the wires. When Rockbox is
ready
> > to record it blinks the LED, which would give an intermittent vibration.
> > When it is recording, the LED is on which would give continuous
vibration.
> >
> > __
> > ---- NO pushbutton switch
> > v+ >----o o-+----+
> > | |
> > - |
> > diode ^ (O) vibrator motor
> > | |
> > LED >---------+----+
> >
> > I would add the normally open pushbutton switch so that the motor is
> > driven only when you need the feedback. I would also mount this in a
> > remote box so that it is protected and the vibrations are isolated from
> > the Rockbox (important if you are using the built-in mic).
> >
> > ----
> >
> > On your second question, are you using the built-in mic? It picks up
the
> > hard drive mechanical noise. There is no avoiding this.
> >
> > Some people have also complained that the hard drive (apparently)
induces
> > noise in the power supply lines which is picked up by the analog input
> > circuitry even though they are using the line-in function. This seemed
to
> > be a function of individual units, not a cross-the-board issue.
> >
> > gvb
> > _______________________________________________
> > http://cool.haxx.se/mailman/listinfo/rockbox
>
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